Fair FAS Sunday will arapaima sale of the Solimões River

9 by April of 2019 - fillets, ventrechas, blankets and carcasses will be sold Sunday (14) at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). Initiative contributes to the fisheries managed and generates income to the riverside families


The Sunday edition (14) Fair the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), scheduled for 14 April, sales have managed pirarucu Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Mamirauá. Visitors can buy directly from the fishermen as fillet pieces, ventrecha, blanket and housing. The arapaima, known as the "Brazilian cod", It is an option for those who follow the tradition of replacing red meat in Holy Week.

The FAS Fair has free admission and is the headquarters of the institution, located at Rua Alvaro Maia, 351, Ten in Park. The fish trade will start at 7 am and will continue while supplies last. A kilo of fillet will be sold for R $ 22, the ventrecha by R $ 16, the blanket for R $ 18, and housing for US $ 6.

All arrecado profit reverts to fishermen, stimulating fair trade and community empowerment, as explained by the coordinator of Agenda FAS Sustainable Cities and one of the event organizers, Paula Gabriel.

"In addition to buying a direct fish from rivers, fully legalized, the consumer helps to stimulate the growth of managed fishing within the protected areas, which is now one of the most important activities for sustainable development and generate income for the local communities of the Amazon ", says.

The sale of the arapaima has authorization from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema), with support of the Bolsa Floresta (BPF), por meio do Fundo Amazônia/BNDES.

Sobre o evento

The FAS Fair takes place once a month with a proposal to encourage the creative economy and sustainable development, besides being a free leisure option for the population.

The event brings together craft exhibitors, fashion, design, decoration, gardening, livros, collectibles, roupas, accessories, gastronomia, and others. It also offers diverse programming, with yoga class, Chinese massage therapy sessions (tui Na), class rhythms, sand court released for sports, games and play activities of environmental education for children, concerts of local attractions, entre outras ações